And if youre brewing in a teapot, the order doesnt matter at all its just a question of personal preference!
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Keep everything toasty, tea likes hot water, but a chilly teapot cools things down so swirl a little boiling water around the empty pot first.
This can also come from hard water.
This is a perfect time to munch a sneaky biscuit or daydream about holidays.Once your kettle has boiled, pour the water into your teapot, then add your thermometer to check when the water has cooled to the appropriate temperature.Loose leaf tea needs a lot of room to move about, so the bigger the bag, the better.Treat your water kindly, run the tap a little so the waters nicely aerated, and only boil it once to keep the oxygen level.In fact, most of my cups are antiques from charity shops or flea markets ng and they have so much history to them.Carefully ADD your milk Now its time to add the milk.Pop the bag in, and put your tea cosy over the pot to keep the water as close to the optimum temperature as possible.Most black teas need around 96C, and green teas around 70C.
To make your own perfect cup of tea, youll need: loose leaf tea an empty tea bag (you can buy bags from most loose leaf tea shops) a porcelain cup a thermometer a teapot a tea cosy, mAKE, yOUR OWN teabags, start by putting your.
The best cup is porcelain.
No, the water must be boiling as you pour over the tea in the pot or even the bag in a cup.
That will release the tannins (a bitter compound of tea which will again make it taste too bitter.I take this time to pick out a healthy snack to have with my cuppa!And remember, only you know how you like your tea just have fun making it!Its only usually black teas that you add milk to, but be careful too much calcium can cause a scum to form on the top of your drink.There is only one way that water will make a good cup of tea, and that is if it is boiling; not tepid, not kept warm in the kettle, never from the tap.This makes cleaning the teapot a lot easier, as you just lift the bag out with the tea when done and put it in the bin.
Tea brews best in very hot water, but adding milk cools things down.
Tea needs time to unlock all its flavour, so give it 4-5 minutes to do its thing.
If youre using loose tea, add one teaspoon per person and one for the pot.